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Ixora coccinea

Genus: Ixora.

Species: Ixora coccinea.

Common name: Ixora / Flame of the Woods
Botanic name: Ixora Coccinea
Family: Rubiaceae

Ixora coccinea is a dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub, commonly 4-6 ft (1.2-2 m) in height, but capable of reaching up to 12 ft (3.6 m) high.

It has a rounded form, with a spread that may exceed its height. The glossy, leathery, oblong leaves are about 4 in (10 cm) long, with entire margins, and are carried in opposite pairs or whorled on the stems.

Small tubular, flowers in dense rounded clusters 2-5 in (5-13 cm) across are produced almost all year long. Ixora will flower when only a few inches high.Flowers can be bright red, orange, yellow, pink, or white.

It is commonly used a hedge or small garden plant.

Ixora is too tender to grow outside of the tropics and subtropics. It prefers a warm, humid climate with temperatures rarely dipping below 50F.

Grow in full sun. Plants have only moderate drought tolerance.

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